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AUA Oral Board Review Course


The purpose of AUA Oral Board Review Course is to prepare attendees for the ABU Certifying Examination (Part II). The course will provide attendees with valuable practice and preparation skills for taking the urology oral board exam in Dallas.

Maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Course Location

Grand Hyatt DFW
Dallas, TX

This course sells out every year, so register early!

Groups 1-3

January 25, 2019
Two 75-minute mock
exams and more!
General Session
& dinner included
Starting from $1,495

Groups 4-6

January 26, 2019
Two 75-minute mock
exams and more!
General Session
& dinner included
Starting from $1,495

*This course is backed by the AUA Guarantee: If you take our course and fail the boards then we'll pay for you to retake the course. Applicable 2018 registrant, please call 1-800-908-9414.

The AUA Oral Board Program Includes:

  • Two 75-minute mock exams
  • Individualized feedback from expert examiners
  • Additional preparation sessions, take home cases, coaching, guidelines review, etc.
  • Lunch included!
  • Dinner and general session for all course attendees with the faculty including Tips & Tricks and ABU Process
  • Special discount pricing of the Oral Board Study Guide APP for course attendees

Course Co-directors

Peter R. Carroll, MD
Andrew C. Peterson, MD

Target Audience

This course is specifically designed for urologists preparing to take the ABU Certifying Examination (Part II).

Oral Board Study Guide App

AUA Oral Board AppPurchase the Oral Board Study Guide App featuring 68 interactive protocols in 34 topic areas, this app has been specifically designed for urologists preparing to take this examination. Developed by leading experts in urology, the app includes a strong emphasis on AUA guidelines with direct access to the AUA Guidelines and the AUA Urology Core Curriculum for AUA members.

Two Activity Modes

The Study Guide App features two activity modes – study mode and test mode. Study mode offers untimed, unscored questions and answers in a learning environment. Test mode offers a competitive environment with a leaderboard where you can compete against your colleagues. An online timer will create a more intense mock exam setting and scores will be included in this mode.

Don't miss out on this added layer of preparation!

Attending the Oral Board Review Course? Add on the Oral Board Study Guide App for only $150, a discounted price just for AUA Oral Board Review Course attendees! Please call AUA Customer Service at 1-866-RING-AUA for details.

Following purchase, an email will be sent with instructions to download and access the app. Learn more about what the app has to offer:

Course Description

This highly interactive course emulates the oral board exam given by the American Board of Urology. Attendees will participate in two-75 minute mock oral exam sessions as well as case discussion with expert examiners, role play practice sessions, a guidelines review, and a dinner session with our expert faculty who will offer tips and tricks for taking the exam, and more!  In addition to experiencing mock oral exams that are realistic, attendees will also receive guidance from expert oral examiners and the opportunity to refine thought process, communication skills and decision-making ability.

Learning Objectives                                                          

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Practice the format of the oral board exam
  • Utilize interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange
  • Demonstrate skills to effectively manage anxiety and “exam nerves”
  • Develop greater self-awareness and confidence in oral examination
  • Apply the experience gained in the AUA Oral Board Review Course to better prepare for the oral board exam

Scientific Program Schedule

Attendees must choose the Friday or Saturday Program when registering but not both!

Friday Program

Thursday, January 24, 2019

7 - 8:30 p.m.Friday Program Early Registration (Groups 1-3)

Friday, January 25, 2019

7 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Morning Sessions
11:30 a.m. - noonBreak
12 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.Afternoon Sessions
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.Dinner and General Session for all Attendees with Faculty
Tips & Tricks/ABU Process
8:15 p.m.Course Adjourns

Saturday Program

Friday, January 25, 2019

4:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.Saturday Program Early Registration (Groups 4-6)
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.Dinner and General Session for all Attendees with Faculty
Tips & Tricks/ABU Process

Saturday, January 26, 2019

6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.Registration
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.Morning Sessions
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.Break
12:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.Afternoon Sessions
5 p.m.Course Adjourns

What to Know Before You Go

Please read the following important information regarding the AUA Oral Board Review Course you are scheduled to attend, sponsored by the American Urological Association, Education and Research, Inc. on Friday, January 25 or Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt DFW Hotel.

Meeting Location:

Grand Hyatt DFW
2337 South International Parkway
DFW Airport, Texas, USA, 75261-9045
Phone: 972-973-1234
Hotel Website:

Registration: Friday vs. Saturday:
Friday: Early registration is encouraged and will be available for the Friday groups on Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Registration will also be available on the day of from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. 

Saturday: Early registration is encouraged and will be available for the Saturday groups on Friday, January, 26, 2019 from 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration will also be available on the day of from 6:45 a.m. - 7:15 a.m.

Registration Fees

 Early Bird RegistrationStandard RegistrationStudy Guide App
On or before December 14, 2018On or after December 15, 2018
Member$1,495$1,690$150 with Live Course Registration
Non-Member$1,790$2,025$150 with Live Course Registration

Please select which group you wish to be in. The selection is a first come basis and will be completed once you register. Your group selection determines your arrival and departure time. If your arrival time is delayed, you will not be able to reschedule your mock oral examination.

Space is limited so register early!

Cancellation Policy

Live Course: An administrative fee of 15% is assessed if registration is cancelled up to six weeks prior to the course. If registration is cancelled four to six weeks from the course, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee paid. No registration fees will be refunded less than four weeks prior to the course.

Registration Transfer: Customers switching from an option of lesser value to a higher value will be required to pay the difference in cost between the two options. Switching to an option of lesser value from a higher value must be made no later than to six weeks prior to the course and will be subject to an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the course from which they are transferring. Transfer of registration from a higher value option to an option of lesser value past six weeks prior to the course will not receive a refund.

Cancellations must be made in writing. Requests may be made via mail or fax to 410-689-3912. Questions? Call 1-800-908-9414 or email

Course Location & Hotel

Grand Hyatt DFW International Airport
2337 South International Parkway
DFW Airport, TX 7561-9045

The AUA recommends that you register for the course BEFORE making travel arrangements. Once the meeting capacity is reached, which may be prior to the early-bird date, the AUA is unable to guarantee a spot in the course.

A peaceful oasis with state-of-the-art sophistication, the newly enhanced incomparable DFW airport hotel sets the bar for all others. Warm design elements and subdued lighting evoke a European boutique atmosphere. Seamlessly integrated into International Terminal D and accessible by SkyLink or Terminal Link, Grand Hyatt DFW provides a pampered experience for all. Slumber serenely in especially sound-proofed guestrooms featuring plush Hyatt Grand Beds™ and deluxe granite baths with separate shower and soaking tub. 

To hold a reservation, a major credit card number must be provided.

Room Rate: $239 single/double occupancy. To make your reservation, visit or call 972-973-1234 and reference the AUA Oral Board Review Course to receive the special group rate. Once the AUA group block is full, which may be prior to the cut-off date, the AUA is unable to guarantee rooms at this rate or at this hotel.

Cut-off Date: Friday, January 4, 2019. Guest rooms may not be available at the AUA special rate after this date.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: Noon


Please note: When utilizing a navigation app, the Hotel recommends using the address for DFW Airport and then following the street signs to Grand Hyatt DFW in Terminal D on the departures level. 

Grand Hyatt DFW, located inside Terminal D near Gate 22, is pleased to offer an 8,100 space covered "smart" parking garage. Convenient self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests. Please see our front desk personnel for a parking voucher upon check out or anytime you’re leaving the airport property. 

Valet parking is also available for a fee. Grand Hyatt DFW's valet stand is located on the departures level, near gates D22-24. Please contact the hotel for the most up-to-date rates at 972-973-1234.


Located in Terminal D near Gate 22, there are no transportation costs to reach Grand Hyatt DFW from DFW Airport terminals. If coming from another terminal, travelers have several options:


For Ticketed passengers only with carry-on luggage, no checked luggage

  • DFW Airport's complimentary high-speed train
  • Located inside security
  • Continual service; trains arrive every few minutes
  • Follow signs to the Skylink, and take the train to Terminal D/Grand Hyatt
  • Exit Skylink and follow signs to Grand Hyatt

Terminal Link:

For all passengers - ticketed or un-ticketed, with or without luggage

  • DFW Airport's complimentary shuttle bus
  • Curbside on Arrivals/Luggage Claim level
  • Pickup every five minutes
  • If you have checked luggage, proceed to baggage claim
  • Follow signs outside to Terminal Link
  • Wait for Terminal D/Grand Hyatt Terminal Link Bus that will bring you to the hotel entrance

Additional transportation information and directions. For more information on transportation options once checked in as a guest of Grand Hyatt DFW, please contact the on-site concierge at 972-973-1234.

Car Rental

Hertz is pleased to offer special discounted car rental rates to AUA course and meeting attendees. Make your car rental reservation online or call 1-800-654-2240 and mention the AUA discount code CV# is 053G0001 .


Book early! Rooms may not be available as the meeting dates approach.
Conference rooms can be cold, please bring a sweater or jacket to the conference.


Call 1-800-908-9414 or e-mail

CME Information


The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Evidence-Based Content

It is the policy of the AUA to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

AUA Disclosure Policy

All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, presenters, authors) participating in an educational activity provided by the AUA are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The AUA must determine if the individual's relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

Resolution of Identified Conflict of Interest

All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors or editors for identification of conflicts of interest. Peer reviewers, working with the program directors and/or editors, will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director, editor, and/or Education Content Review Committee or its subgroup.
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty

Off-label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the AUA to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.


The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty, authors and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the AUA.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at or participation in AUA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AUA's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Audio, Video, Photographic Equipment

The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside AUA meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission

Reproduction of written materials developed for this AUA course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and the American Urological Association.

Special Assistance/Dietary Needs

The American Urological Association complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the registration desk.